By Jessica Barone, @chai_haiku
After high school, Halloween festivities tend to change pace. Less Trick-Or-Treating, more parties; you start looking forward to a different kind of candy, if you know what I mean.
For the young and single, Halloween parties are golden opportunities to meet people. Energy is high, drinks are flowing and you have the chance to stand out more than usual, if you choose the right costume. Now for some, Halloween is an excuse to dress up in black lingerie, put on a pair of cat ears, call yourself a kitty and no one can argue with you. All Hallow’s Eve really is a free-for-all for the sexually explicit. And if you’re looking for a one-night stand, that kind of costume is fine.
But for those looking for second-date material, you might want to rethink your wardrobe. That isn’t to say cover up and dress like an unflattering, giant banana. If you have a favorite feature – shoulders, legs, eyes – pick a costume that will accentuate that with a tailored outfit idea or with the right makeup. Superhero costumes work great for this!
Accentuate the good, but don’t give away all the goods. Do you really want everything mysterious about you to evaporate before you even introduce yourself?
And men, it’s up to you: you can have the scariest, goriest costume at the party, but don’t be surprised if you can’t strike up a flirtatious conversation with anyone at the party. It’s hard for a gal (or guy) to think of romance when they’re fixating on the synthetic bloody stitches crocheted across your face.
The choice is yours – will you find love this All Hallow’s Eve?